Vedic Astrology Update

On this day of the solar eclipse -

  • The Sun is exalted in Aries

  • Saturn (retro) is exalted is Libra with Rahu Venus is exalted in Pisces

  • Mercury is in Aries with the Sun and Ketu while Mars is still retrograde in Virgo.

  • And Moon joins Sun today for the solar eclipse in Aries.

  • Jupiter is finally direct and heading into it’s exaltation point in Cancer by mid June.

Until Jupiter transits into Cancer every major planet with the exception of the Moon (because it changes signs every couple of days) is currently under the control of the Parivartana yoga created by Mars and Mercury.

Parivartana yogas occur when two planets exchange houses in the way that Mars and Mercury are doing now.

Why is Mars and Mercury in control?

They are the final dispositers of Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu and Sun.

Basically every planet can be traced back to Mercury and Mars.

Unfortunately Mercury is getting the tough end of this exchange (read more about Parivartana yogas in my elephant journal article here:

Mercury is very changeable and influenced easily, so when it is in the company of malefics or krura planets Mercury gets on board and aligns to their energetic vibration.

Mercury is with two extremely Pitta and fiery planets, Sun and Ketu, while at the same time exchanging signs with fiery Mars. The heat of these grahas is drying out and burning up the earth element and things ruled by Mercury.

Broadly the things that Mercury represents is: marketing, communication, wealth, arms and hands. And Mercury is getting caught up in the eclipse energy as well since it is within a few degrees of this event tonight. Mercury is also being aspected by retrograde Saturn from Libra and this can bring delays around the indications of Mercury.

Every planet (from the perspective of Vedic astrology) carrying challenging energy is influencing Mercury right now, through May 4.

This is a great time to be mindful of your communication with others. The fire of Mars, Sun and Ketu can create energy that gives sharp speech, and/or heated conversations.

Depending upon our own horoscope and the houses ruled by Mercury there may be specific challenges duirng this time. Particularly Virgo rising or those with many planets in Virgo.

For example if Virgo rules your 4th house of home. You may want to be very mindful about your environment and anything that could be a potential fire hazard.

In the meantime, since today is the Solar eclipse it is a good day to follow the advice of AIAC Guru Souvik Dutta and chant the Panchakshari mantra - “Namashivaya”.

Thank you for taking time to read my blog.

Namashivaya! Pamela

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